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Search: Posts Made By: jimthehat
Forum: Bank Line 22nd December 2018, 22:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By jimthehat
Well done Alan,so true,18 months or 2 years away,...

Well done Alan,so true,18 months or 2 years away, those days can never be replaced,

jim
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th December 2018, 22:58
Replies: 173
Views: 39,808
Posted By jimthehat
It is just possible that he may be on the 1951...

It is just possible that he may be on the 1951 photo which was the first year that we were in civvies, just depends if he left at 16 or stayed on tip 17,

jim
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th October 2018, 22:40
Replies: 173
Views: 39,808
Posted By jimthehat
we still all lived in nissan huts in 52,tho when...

we still all lived in nissan huts in 52,tho when i left they were building a house over on the far side of the main playing fields,

jim
Forum: Nautical Colleges 17th October 2018, 22:40
Replies: 173
Views: 39,808
Posted By jimthehat
Hanson ,Johnson and Corner became housemasters...

Hanson ,Johnson and Corner became housemasters when the school changed over.
Johnson took over Fox,cle div hanson Quarterdeck and Corner Foretop.

left hand photo second row down third in from...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th October 2018, 22:52
Replies: 173
Views: 39,808
Posted By jimthehat
I have the school photo of Oct51 which shows all...

I have the school photo of Oct51 which shows all the staff,BUT I do not know how to transfer it on to this site,

jim
Forum: Ship Research 12th August 2018, 23:22
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By jimthehat
if you would/could consider Australia as near to...

if you would/could consider Australia as near to Asia then i would suggest the bank line, they had plenty of ships sailing from Uk to USA then through the panama canal to Oz and from there some would...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st July 2018, 22:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By jimthehat
Sorry Harry,It was probably oct 57 before we got...

Sorry Harry,It was probably oct 57 before we got to Sandheads.Immediately after 2nd mates on16 sept I was flown out to Dakar to join the Isipingo,I arrived late pm and we sailed at midnight lightship...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th July 2018, 22:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By jimthehat
Not a Brocks man, but I was third mate on Bank...

Not a Brocks man, but I was third mate on Bank Lines Isipingo and we had many weeks swinging around the Hook at Sandheads,then it was up the river to the grand kiddapore docks where we had another...
Forum: Bank Line 13th May 2018, 22:54
Replies: 147
Views: 40,005
Posted By jimthehat
Alistair,I spWould you go along with that viewer...

Alistair,I spWould you go along with that viewer do you think that we just had our heads in the sky/ent 2 years as 2/0 on the Ettrickbank and other than the old Clydebank it was the happiest ship I...
Forum: Ben Line 12th May 2018, 22:50
Replies: 21
Views: 3,392
Posted By jimthehat
Cannot remember the island, but on the way from...

Cannot remember the island, but on the way from panama on a Bank boat we would pop in for a few hours to load tomatoes on deck for kiwi,

jim
Forum: Elder Dempster 6th May 2018, 22:51
Replies: 76
Views: 11,784
Posted By jimthehat
You must have been just ahead of me in the queue...

You must have been just ahead of me in the queue in Dock street,
Forum: Bank Line 13th April 2018, 14:29
Replies: 14
Views: 3,688
Posted By jimthehat
I was an app on the Liberty ship Maplebank,spent...

I was an app on the Liberty ship Maplebank,spent 18 months on her as a first tripper, great experience, had a fire then the old man was lost overboard whilst crossing the pacific.

We had a white...
Forum: Bank Line 24th March 2018, 15:32
Replies: 29
Views: 5,847
Posted By jimthehat
Will watch out for those newsboys Alan,

Will watch out for those newsboys Alan,
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 21st March 2018, 23:38
Replies: 20
Views: 4,993
Posted By jimthehat
My father served his time pre WW2 at Kinkaids and...

My father served his time pre WW2 at Kinkaids and i know he was back there in 1957 when I was up for second mates at James Watt and he was still there when all the labour trouble started, he refused...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 26th February 2018, 22:24
Replies: 13
Views: 3,857
Posted By jimthehat
Brilliant,now do I transfer it to my computer? ...

Brilliant,now do I transfer it to my computer?

jim
Forum: Bank Line 25th January 2018, 14:34
Replies: 41
Views: 5,841
Posted By jimthehat
As far as I can remember the weather was fine.my...

As far as I can remember the weather was fine.my cabin along with another first trip app was on the bridge deck port side aft and the old man often came in for a chat.

At the inquest in Brisbane...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th January 2018, 23:17
Replies: 13
Views: 3,073
Posted By jimthehat
I think it was amazing that the 2/0 was recovered...

I think it was amazing that the 2/0 was recovered safely.On my first trip we lost the master overboard sometime during the night whilst crossing the Pacific from Panama to Brisbane.

We turned...
Forum: Bank Line 20th January 2018, 16:18
Replies: 31
Views: 6,125
Posted By jimthehat
No running water cockroaches,no radar, max 10...

No running water cockroaches,no radar, max 10 knots, yet after 2 years on the Clydebank I like Alan look back with nostalgia, I think that she was built in 1924,
Forum: Bank Line 20th January 2018, 16:12
Replies: 31
Views: 6,125
Posted By jimthehat
Those box girders were indeed derricks ,we had...

Those box girders were indeed derricks ,we had them on the Clydebank and we never broke 1,
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 20th January 2018, 16:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,113
Posted By jimthehat
Very efficient the Saudies,Just before I went to...

Very efficient the Saudies,Just before I went to Jeddah they were unloading cement from the anchorage using helicopters,
Forum: Bank Line 17th January 2018, 22:45
Replies: 31
Views: 6,125
Posted By jimthehat
Did a few trips to Calcutta as 2/0 and spent a...

Did a few trips to Calcutta as 2/0 and spent a few hours mooring up to the Bore moorings,I was just wondering ,just how long did we spend down aft waiting for the cables to come from fwd and just how...
Forum: Bank Line 9th January 2018, 22:47
Replies: 31
Views: 6,125
Posted By jimthehat
lets see if we can get a thread going, ...

lets see if we can get a thread going,

Started my apprenticeship on 25/8/52,completed 5/11/56 just 3 ships,

Maplebank,Etivebank and Clydebank,
23 days leave between maple and Etive and 17...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd January 2018, 22:29
Replies: 24
Views: 2,860
Posted By jimthehat
I was always under the impression that it was 3...

I was always under the impression that it was 3 bales of gunny to the ton.It was amazing to watch those skinny little labourers throw those bales around with their hooks,
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st January 2018, 22:44
Replies: 24
Views: 2,860
Posted By jimthehat
Loading jute and gunnies in calcutta and...

Loading jute and gunnies in calcutta and chalna,they would normally be loaded in one half of the lower holds (nos 1to5),this would then leave the other 5 half lower holds available for any other...
Forum: Bank Line 27th November 2017, 14:41
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By jimthehat
I think that life on the Isipingo was pretty much...

I think that life on the Isipingo was pretty much the same as Inchanga.The stewardess in my time was Miss mcdonald,we also had a ships barber with his own saloon on the main deck stub.side.

We...
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